Introduction in Relational databases and data management

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity

Part 1 of the course gives an introduction to data- and information management in marine sciences. The participants get an overview of what data- and information management implies, and an introduction to tools that can assist with this task. Also an overview on the global actors and networks to realise standardised transfer of different kinds of data.
Table of contents:
1. General introduction: Definitions, Data sharing (To share or not to share), The prisoner’s dilemma, Data conservation, Metadata, Data and information pathway
2. Data – Information translation: Digital objects
3. Biological Relational databases: Elements of a database, Making a database, Queries, Extended amount of exercises

Data management, data formats, metadata, databases

Basic biology, geology, chemistry, physics basic computing skills  


At the end of the course, the participant should have insight in the relevance of data- and information management. Students should understand relational databases and be able to make digital objects.